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WITC adds Human Resources Management program

Leslie Bleskachek, WITC academic dean, Business Division.

(4/9/13): With the addition of a human resource management program, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College continues its commitment to providing career-focused training.

Offered at all WITC campuses, this two-year associate degree program prepares students to assist organizations in effectively recruiting, developing and utilizing their human resources. Careers such as human resource assistant or human resource specialist can be found in a non-profit, service, or manufacturing organization. Human resource specialists focus on areas such as employee recruitment/interviewing, employee training and development, wages and compensation, benefits, employee wellness, and occupational analysis.

“This program helps students get current knowledge of HR and is very comprehensive,” says Leslie Bleskachek WITC academic dean, Business Division. “The format is flexible. Many classes are offered online or face to face, which allows students to choose the delivery mode for many of their classes.”

This field of employment requires knowledge and skills in the following areas: occupational job analysis, compensation, benefits, training, staffing, employee relations, workers' compensation, budgeting, labor relations, performance management and coaching, safety, and human resources information systems.

“Ideally, this program is for someone who is currently working and would like to brush up on their skills, or move into a new area within their company,” says Bleskachek. “This program would also be good for small businesspeople who want to have a broad knowledge of HR. Our instructors have many years of experience and great expertise in HR. They can offer a lot of real world examples and insights. This is a field that is expected to grow in employment opportunities in the coming years.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment related to this field is expected to increase by a faster-than-average rate of 21 percent through 2020.

For more in-depth information, contact a WITC Admissions Advisor or visit the human resource management program page.